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, president obama. >> two of those letters never got to their destination. the one to the white house and the one to the senate never got there. but the one to the justice of the peace in mississippi did go there. and james dutchky, authorities have not unsealed the details of the case. but what we were told is that while, it's all about the searches here. that initially they thought that the first suspect, curtis, was in fact the letter-writer because the letters that accompanied the ricin in these three letters to the three public officials, had phrases very similar to ones he had used and members of congress in his online posting. now the theory is that the suspect they've arrested now was merely copying what was publicly available from cust is. they also say that a search of dutschke's house did turn up signs of ricin so now they're focusing air tension on him. >> even though there's strange quirks, he was aapparently also an impersonator? fill in that gap. >> a senior law enforcement -- we knew that curtis that had been arrested in the first time around, was an elvis impersonator
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for the hill newspaper amy stoddard former national spokesman for the white house, president obama's white house tommy vetor and former adviser to mitt romney's presidential campaign kevin madden. kevin, not surprising, i'm going to start with you. >> really? >> even though 80%, 90% of the country supports this legislation and it was up for a vote, toomey is suggesting although i understand he has back tracked a little since that statement, suggesting it really just came down to republicans didn't want to give obama a victory. >> look. the kind of politics you see in washington, d.c. is absurd. as sure as dogs will bark in a tunnel politicians in washington, d.c. are going to play politics. this did come down to policy in the minds of many opposed to the bill. some folks said that we're proponents, believed it was good policy and those opposed believed it was bad policy. at the heart of a lot of opposition on an issue that is so important like the second amendment to many people is the belief we don't need another set, another level of federal gun laws. that was the opposition, at the hear
gets worse, and this is the jam the obama white house is in. >> the other big story that's been certainly talked about from the huffington post is the bangladesh tragedy. the garment facility that crumbled because of the way that it was made and the poor care going into it and then this makes us all think and take a double look at what we're wearing, where we're getting things and how it's coming in to the u.s. explain to all of us the bigger -- the connective tissue, that is, that we should be concerned about as americans when we look at that tragedy and realize that 500 people perished just going to work. >> right. you know, every time something like this happens, this is the worst one that's happened in a very, very long time, but every time there's a fire or a building collapse, the western world and the western brands kind of unite around the idea that okay, we're going to start inspecting these factories in bangladesh better. we're going to make sure that they have better standards. and they put all of the blame on bangladesh, as if they kind of had no idea that this was h
in the obama white house was called the light footprint strategy, a strategy moving i way from a focus on these big attritional wars where we send a hundred thousand troops to a country, rewire the nation and after six or seven years discover we haven't done very little other than build recentments there. and more towards the use of america's technological advantage or physical advantage against a smaller group. so there are drone strikes in afghanistan, and in the long run, harmful or helpful. there are cyber strikes of the kind that the book revealed that the united states conducted against iran. and then there's the use of special forces. ultimate light footprint. remember they were in and out of pakistan before the pakistani military even had a chance to respond. >> david in the book you have the chapter, the dark side of the light footprint. you talk about standard that this administration struggled to fashion or new operations including targeted killing. they settled on the notion that a country would have to expressly invite a drone attacks. that would be a standard. we could se
investigation. >> president obama faced the white house press corps tuesday and a deluge of questions on national security. with the tax on the boston marathon still so raw, he addressed criticism that the u.s. did not do enough to prevent the bombings. >> it's not as if the fbi did nothing. they not only investigated the older brother, they interviewed the older brother. they concluded that there were no signs that he was engaging in extremist activity. >> questions touched on security threats overseas and evidence the chemical weapons may have been used. president obama says he needs information before he can make a decision on military action. >> the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not only for the united states, but for the international community. >> the president maintains guantanamo bay is not necessary and should be closed. >> it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. >> the president seemed cautiously hopeful about a potential compromise on fiscal legislation. >> things
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it used to be. the white house now says president obama spoke with his russian counterpart vladimir putin today about coordinating their efforts to fight terrorism. the leaders also apparently discussed the concerns about syria and the chemical weapons there. just last week we learned that u.s. intelligence indicates the syrians may have used nerve gas against their people. that's president obama has line.in the past would the white house says right now there is not enough evidence. >> there is much more to be done to verify conclusively that the red line that the president has talked about has been crossed. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly
. how cool is that? would president obama sell the white house home brewed beer to help us out? don't forget, follow me on twitter @gretawire. coming up, president obama getting some surprise advice on what to do about the guantanamo bay prison. that's next. my mantra? trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these symptoms to your doctor. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet or body swelling; enlarged or painful breasts; problems breathing whil
obama joked and jabbed in the white house briefing room as he pressed the point that he's no lame duck and that he'll keep pushing his priority. >> we understand that we're in a divided government right now. republicans control the house of representatives. in the senate this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there. despite that, i'm actually confident that there are a range of things we'll be able to get done. >> reporter: for instance he said he believes congress will approve sweeping immigration reform. and he insisted he hasn't given up on closing the prison at guantanamo, cuba, as he vowed to do in his first presidential campaign. >> i think it is critical for us to understand that guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standings. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. >> reporter: congress has balancinged at transferring detainees to the
obama. here are some memorable moments from past correspondents' dinners. >> members of the white house, correspondents association, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen -- >> here i am. here i am at another one of these dang press dinners. >> i'm absolutely delighted to be here. as is laura. >> she's hot. [ laughter ] >> for the men and women in. the armed services. that's a great thing. [ applause ] over there fighting. that's just one job i couldn't do. i mean, if they recruited me, of course, i'd go. but i don't want to be in the military. if i did, it's one job i could do would be the guy that greets the president when he gets off the helicopter. that's it. i mean you get some tv time. mr. president, that's it it for me. i'm going to have some lunch. >> it's funny to me that they have never caught you smoking but they somehow always catch you with your shirt off. i know you're into this transparency thing, but i don't need to see your nipples. [ laughter ] is there a beach at camp david? there was never a nipple portrait of lincoln. >> the jonas brothers are r here. they are
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performance at the white house correspondents kinner mr. obama earned a new title -- comedian in chief. here's a sampling. >> the problem is that the media landscape is changing so rapidly. yo can't keep up with it. ieóean when buzz feed was just something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. it's true.i; recently though i found a new favorite source for political news. these guys are gret. i think everybody here should check it out. they tell it like it is. called whitehouse.gov. i can not get enough of it. fact is i really do respect the press. i recognize that the press and i have different jobs to do. my job is to be president, your job is to keep me humble. frankly, i think i'm doing my job part of the problem is everybody is so cynical. i mean we're con feeding cynicism suspicion, conspiracies. you remember a few months ago, my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess. you were right. guys can we show them the actual photo? we
of language that president obama understands. and it's gulf. the white house and the media are just asking for a mulligan. that's all it is. benghazi was a bad slice in the rough. and damn fnc and cheryl ache kin son for keeping score on the golf course. as for john kerry he has more faces than a paver dice. he talked about this idea, the story is clouded by myths. the big e. myth of all was pushing the video which was pushed by the government which was based on the instinct that it's the united states. i am still surprised that they haven't arrested tim danson for the boston bombings since he played sam malone in cheers. kerry is telling to you stop asking questions. he was the guy that was all about speaking truth to power. wasn't he an antiwar activist and now because is he in power, never mind. then you have got debbie wasserman schultz who says seeking answers is unamerican. so she is right. we are in a modern -- in this modern american era. we know longer vow. we bow. as a new humble america we accept our humiliations. our power should make us cower, we deserve it. >> kimberly: go to
: now president obama personally called jason collins to express his support. a white house aide said mr. obama was impressed by his courage. first lady michelle obama tweeted "we've got your back." john and diana? >> all right, deavin, what's net for collins? does he intend to keep playing? >> reporter: he plays for the washington wizards, now a free agent. it's still unclear whether a team will pick him up for next season, but collins says he's ready to play and that all this attention will motivate him to work harder. john and diana. >> all right, devin dwyer in washington, thank you. >>> there is, of course, much more to the story. that exclusive interview with jason collins coming up on "good morning america." >>> all right, now to the latest in the boston bombing. investigators have discovered female dna on one of the bombs used in the attack. >> sources say it's still unclear whether it is from a victim of the attack, someone who handled components of the bomb before it was put together or someone who helped build that bomb. the fbi wants to take dna evidence from the widow of tam
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
. >>> according a white house official, president obama will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed, he would replaceout going secretary ray lahood. fox is the first african- american mommyny among -- nominee among the new cabinet members for president obama's second term. >>> george lucas is one of three finalists to create a cultural hub in san francisco's presidio. they received 16 proposals at the space for the former building at crissy field. george lucas wants to use that site to build an art museum from his personal collection. two other ideas, an institute and a hub for exhibits and performances. those finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal this fall. >>> nippon airways completely, safely, a two-hour flight after being fitted with a new result yum battery design. some insiders say that could have passengers from san jose and japan again before the end of next month. >>> police in los angeles are dealing with a rather unusual suspect. this is video of the man police thought they were looking for but it turns out it wasn't their way and he w
news, the white house correspondents' dinner where president obama is usually the headliner, but not at the so-called nerd prom. that's when you call team coco. last night conan o'brien closed out the dinner where hollywood meets washington for a night of laughs. but it was conan's, the question was conan's routine as funny as the others we've seen recently. here are some highlights. >> ladies and gentlemen, let's get going. right here at the start, i'll share something with you people and this doesn't leave this room. i say this with absolute confidence because we're on c-span. who doesn't love c-span? seriously. an entire channel shot with the backup camera on a ford explorer. congratulations to c-span to win the bid to broadcast this event. they narrowly beat out and the hilton hotel how to check out channel. that's right. the hilton. it's great to be here at the hilton. is it just me or time to stop using priceline to book this event. no, i love the hilton. i love the hilton's motto, sorry, the radisson was booked. you know, i was worried because of the sequester we woul
has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
of his agenda for the second term. >> reporter: president obama stepped up to the podium in the white house briefing room to answer questions including developments in the boston marathon bombing case. >> based on what i've seen so far, the fbi performs its duties, did what it was supposed to be doing. but this is hard stuff. >> reporter: the president called on law makers to compromi and end the automatic budget cuts he says are hurting the american people. >> the only way is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president confirmed the u.s. is sending medical supplies and food to syria and discussed the serian government's use of chemical weapons. >> when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i've got to make sure i've got the facts. >> president obama praised nba player jason collins who announced monday he is gay. >> to see a role model like that who is unafraid, it's a great thing. >> president obama previewed
part in the protest. they are protesting conditions and inn definite confinement. the white house is working to address the situation and obama administration has pledged to close the prison but congressional legislatures haven acted legislation to prevent that from -- have enacted legislation to prevent that from happening. >>> they say he wants to roll back involvement in mexican security operations and under the previous involvement, they fought the drug war there sending drone aircrafts and other assistance. meantime according to white house officials, they will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed they will replace ray la hood. fox is the first african- american nominee for president barack obama's second term. >>> 4:26 let go back to the early monday morning commute, sal? >> we are trying to start off monday on a good note and so far we are a accomplishing -- we are accomplishing that coming out from vallejo to the mcarthur maze, and we are looking at traffic approaching the bay bridge and no major problems, not only the bay bridge but also
this bit of comedy from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas >>> good evening. from new york i'm chris hayes. thank you for joining us. truly amazing stuff to cover tonight. how wild conspiracies are causing an absolute gun frenzy in this country and how washington politicians are legitimizing them. and a state so out of control, citizens are willing to go to jail to protest the laws. you might remember this bit of comedy from the white house correspondents dinner on saturday night when president obama joked about the criticism of not working with republicans more. >> maureen dowd said i could solve all my problems if i were just more like michael douglas in "the american president." i know michael's here tonight. michael, what's your secret, man? could it be that you were an actor in an aaron sorkin liberal fantasy? some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get
from the rose garden in the white house. president obama announcing two new nominations. the lady on the right is penny pritzger. nominated as the new commerce secretary. businesswoman, philanthropist and heirist. also be nominating michael froman on your left as the new u.s. trade representative. right now is one of the president's top economic advisors. again, you are looking live at the white house. the new nominees to the president's administration. >>> in the next 30 minutes, the president is due to leave the white house and fly to mexico. this afternoon he meets with the president of mexico. this trip could play a big role in the immigration reform fight right here in the u.s. >> reporter: president obama is counting on the u.s./mexico relationship to appeal to congress to move on immigration legislation. president obama and mexican president are on the same page with immigration reform. both support a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the u.s. illegally. and both to establish a temporary seasonal work program for people from mexico and other parts of latin am
to do is to engage the international community in this conversation. one thing obama and the white house has said the they want to talk to our allies, talk to the u.n., get that engagement. that is something we have seen them talk about from the beginning. they want to act with allies and the rest of the world community behind them. part of what they're doing right now is talking with those world leaders, talking with the u.n., seeing what that means. it sends a message to countries like north korea that we will be acting. to be the only guy facing a bunch of other guys, it makes it easier for them to make their point. host: seung min kim, we see a headline in "the wall street journal" looking at the delays in airports and the faa what is the latest. >> a new law has been passed to allow the faa to reconfigure their filing so you do not have all these delays at the airport. this is all part of the sequester. the across-the-board cuts were supposed to hit everyone pretty evenly, but people were getting angry, long lines, including theers of congress, so when delays started to get along be
. the white house now reports president obama spoke over the phone with the russian president, putin, voicing turn about the rogue nation's possible use of chemical weapons. both leaders agreed to stay in close consultation. the white house has not verify identified conclusively whether syria crossed any redline by possibly unleashing chemical weapons on its own people. >> the united nations has a team ready to deploy to syria within 24 to 48 hours. if assad allows that team in and follows through on his stated commitment and interest in having this matter investigated. >> shepard: the defense secretary, chuck hagel, announced last week that intelligence concluded with varying degrees of confidence the syrian regime had used chemical weapons, including nerve gar -- gaspar rein. president obama said that would be a game-changer if through. jennifer griffin is at the passenger. what does the u.s. military plan to do if they need to? >> the pentagon and central command presented plans to white months ago. many feel the president painted himself in the corner talk about a red line. >> we're conti
bombing suspects cover his tracks. the white house says today that president obama is getting regular updates on the investigation. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is live on the north lawn. ed, what do we know. >> what's interesting is yesterday at his news conference the president faced some criticism later in the day yesterday for saying that these two brothers were self-radicalized. it turns out that it's a little ambiguous right now and jay carney at the podium when he had his daily press briefing seemed to sort of hedge it a bit. take a listen. >> that's a supposition that has to be proven through investigation. and investigations need to follow all paths and i know that the president expects that's what the fbi, which is the lead agency in this investigation is making sure is what is happening in this investigation. >> now, investigators in particular we're told are tracking the movements of the older brother here. can you see his picture right there. remember, he left for seven months. he spent it in russia. and dagestan last year. in retrospect it's clear the rus
night only president obama becomes comedian in chief. he was a hit last night during the annual white house correspondents' dinner. it's a chance for the president to acknowledge journalists, us, executives with praise and insults. and there was no one offlimits. >> and without further adieu, i'd like to introduce the president of the united states. ♪ >> thank you. thank you everybody. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby. we're changing things around here a little bit. actually, my advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music. they are a little more traditional. they suggested that i should start with some jokes at my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? i want to thank the white house correspondents, ed, you're doing an outstanding job. we are grateful for the great work you've done. to all the dignitaries who are here, everybody i especially want to say thank you to ray who does outstanding service for our country and all ou
, there were a lot of chuck else. it was revealed by the cracker jack white house team, president obama had a hand in writing all of the jokes. >> i believe it. >> script writers, as well, inherent sense of humor. what struck me the most about the evening, how willing he was to be the butt of his own jokes. we have a little montage. let's play it. >> said i should start with some jokes as my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and call me self centered, i can think of one minority they can start with. hello! >> president obama can laugh at himself. >> he is great at that. that is one of my favorite moments, he was laughing at himself, he was laughing at the republicans, republicans were laughing at themselves, newt gingrich loved it, which we love.
timing on point, president obama delivered a lot of memorable one liners at the white house correspondents dinner. this joke elicited response afterwards. >> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? [ laughter ] why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell! [ laughter ] today, mitch mcconnell senate campaign tweeted this picture of the senator, sitting at a bar with a beer, next to an empty school and glass of red wine with the caption greetings from coal country, hazard, kentucky. one republican strategist had this advice for the president. >>> i had a beer with mitch mcconnell, had a good time. i would encourage him to give it a shot. >> joining me, krystal ball. i saw you in the hallway at the dinner, there were a lot of chuck else. it was revealed by the cracker jack white house team, president obama had a hand in writing all of the jokes. >> i believe it. >> script writers, as well, inherent sense of hu what struck me the most about the evening, how willing he was to be the butt o
of p.c. obama is living in the white house. is that p.c. in the day we live. in by the way, to jason collins out there, the gay kid, i'm happy for you, brother. you might want to keep that christian thing. you might want to stay in the closet on that one. that might catch up to you. >> bill: we haven't covered that because we feel that everybody's personal life is their personal life, you know. the basketball player is happy to weigh in. >> we don't have to be pristine. he said is he gay. he said is he a christian. i'm telling him to sit on the christian thing because that might come back to bite you. >> bill: dennis miller, everybody. i'm getting a lot of mail on the bolder fresher shows all sold out. there are a few tickets for west bury long island on june 1st. make great fathers and mother's day gifts. check it out on bill o'reilly.com. cammeron and rosen. will the benghazi and libya chaos erupted into a full blown scandal? that report moments away. the boys used double miles from their capital one venture card to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? h
. the mane stream media as president obama said in white house corresondents dinner i'm proud to be all of you because all of you voted for me. >> they cheered obama when he said it. >> john mccain did a joke how the media was his base. it was a joke. >> reality, as you know, the data all show this by four or five to one margin supported obama in 2008, not mccain. mccain had a base among the media until he ran for president which it collapsed. >> difference whether or not people in the media reported him and influenced reporting. those are two different things. jon: we're getting a big wrap from you two guys. >> i don't blame him. jon: always fun being in the middle of your arguments. alan colmes, jim pinkerton, thank you. jenna: scare us a little bit here. nba player, veteran of the league jason collins is making headlines. julie banderas is with the "fox 411.". >> could lines says i'm a 34-year-old nba center and i'm black and gay. coming out boldly, the world and worldwide web reacting first active openly gay pro athlete after making front page of "sports illustrated". the 34-year-ol
administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs in the obama white house in the president's first term. he described in a "new york times" article how properly packaged messages of hate can spread and how hard it is for fact and reason to catch up. let me read that. suppose you saw with a strong, but basely conviction, that nefarious people conspire against your kind. the best medicine is no medicine. if so, you can ready discover the support for your views because of web, too, enclaves of like-minded people are found or emerge in an instant. a lot of empirical work establishes that when people sort themselves to such enclaves, they tend to become more confident, more unified, and more extreme, so is technology making people more dismissive of views, more toller rand of extremist views? >> i think of the internet as a force multiplier, good and bad. to the extent what technology does is give us access to so many more people, and they would not get off line for practical reasons, could come together, and so it exacerbates our tendencies to think a certain way and to the ext
anything. that is a disaster, just as govern romney. president obama will muster lemaster with a historically low percentage of white voters. only 39%. 39%, the president had a little extra support in other places. 71% o the hispanic vote. %. 73% voted for president obama. but the black vote was spectacular. he got 93% of the black vote. talk about a consensus, that is a consensus. the key was the black voter turnout. making just about 12% of the eligible voters in the country. they turned up 13% of the total votes from last year. for the fst time ever, voters turn out at a higher rate than white voters overall last year. in fact, if they turned out at the same rate as they did back in 2004, governor romney would have actually won the election. is not clear that the democratic party can repeat last year's performance. but one thing is clear. everything the republican party did was inadequate. they certainly demonstratedhat the republican party has a lot of thinking to do. they better find some better thinkers if they are going to be competitive in the next. the president a
. she's hot. the president. at the white house correspondents' dinner again. >> obama: i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library and some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace but i would rather keep it in the united states. >> stephanie: she how he takes what they do and makes it funny. uh-oh. >> i'm guessing dennis miller isn't writing for him. >> obama: cnn has taken some knocks lately. the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. >> stephanie: oh! ouch! snap! >> no one laughed at the cnn table. >> stephanie: i'll probably be on cnn all week. i did not find that funny at all. >> neither did erin burnett. >> stephanie: okay. the president. >> stephanie: in california where the fund-raiser, having a nice time. i mention that pamela harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive! >> they did that joke on mrs. colbert? i forget who it was. no. it was "saturday night live."
the course and some of them will be dressed in costumes. >>> happening right now, president obama is speaking at a news conference at the white house. let's listen in. >> a couple of questionsen national security. on syria, you said that the redline was not just about chemical weapons being used or spread and it was a game changer. it seemed cut and dry. and now your administration seems to be indicating that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you do not take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some survivors who want to come forward and testify, some in your state statement who said they've been blocked. will you allow them to testify? >> first of all, on syria, i think it's important to understand that for several years now what we've been seeing a slowly unfolding disaster for the syrian people. and this is not a situation in which we've been simply bystanders to what's been happening. by policy -- by policy from the beginning has been -- my policy from the beginning has been that president assad lost credibility, that he attacked his own people, has killed his
to take you back to the white house correspondents' dinner where president barack obama is talking about his offensive in washington. >> i am not giving up. in fact, i'm taking my charm offense on the road. a texas barbecue with ted cruz. kentucky blue grass concert with rand paul. and a book burning with michele bachmann. my charm offense has helped me learn a few things in congress. it turns out, absolutely nothing. but the point of my charm offensive is simple. we need to make progress on simple issues. take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. it's like we're trapped in a taylor swift album. one senator who has reached across the aisle recently is marco rubio. but i don't know about 2016. i mean, the dguy has not even finished a single term in the senate and he thinks he's ready to be president. kids these days. i, on the other hand, have run my last campaign. on thursday, as ed mentioned, i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event and that inspired me to ge
convention in charlotte last year. fox would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obamas second term. >> saturday night was the white house correspondents' dinner. and throughout the evening president obama and others poke fun at each other. take a listen. >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example the whole controversy about jy z going to cuba. i have 99 problems and now, jay z is one. >> the president has been busy creating jobs. since it has been elected the number of popes have doubled. and the number of tonight show host has tripled. >> congratulations! >connan o'brien taking jabs. >> we will take a break. it is 422 much more straight ahead on the kron 4 morning news. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza approach where it is expected nice and light. >> @ 423 in the morning. >> good morning everyone. the time is a 425 . thanks for waking up or staying up with kron 4 morning news. off to a mild start. 50s and lows '60s. 61 in hayward. 59 in concord. livermore checking in at 60 degrees. mid 54 downtown san francisco. >> following the numbers in
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
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are doing here today. we're talking about the veterans event at the white house. we will have live coverage with president barack obama, his wife, vice-president joe biden, and his wife jill biden. we are also covering the anti- defamation league's annual summit in washington d.c.. it opens in a keynote address on our ron's nuclear program and the aftermath of the boston marathon bombing. that is 9:00 a.m. on the c- span3. and bloomberg this afternoon hosting a summit on the deficit and a recovering economy. that is around 2:10 p.m.. we will be covering bill clinton speaking about his influences on his career lives on the c-span at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. that is some of our coverage here on c-spanhere c-span2, and c-span3. congress is out this week on recess, they will return next week. we are talking about the quality of education in your community. norristown, pennsylvania, independent scholar. your thoughts? i agree, i do not have the correlation between unionizing teachers and the quality of education. i did research that showed that there is no difference in performance between chart
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